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Oriental Restaurant

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Oginga Odinga Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Possibly my favourite restaurant in Kisumu. Went in a small group for dinner, arrived quite early when the restaurant was quite quiet. We were served very quickly and the food was hot, tasty, plentiful, and good-value. The restaurant is on one of the main streets and only a short walk from the lake.

Thank ejk632
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered pork in peanut sauce and chicken teriyaki. The food was good but the meats were cut in tiny pieces which took away from the taste. The vegetable rice was great especially the portion. The ambiance is very Chinese but it could do with some revamping to reflect modern China. The service from the first waiter was so-so but... More 

Thank Jaqi J
Sandton, South Africa
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245 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

we arrived quite late the one evening and we went to the oriental. The food arrived quickly and was tasty

Thank SZavahir
London,Kenya and all about
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Went for dinner on a rainy Tuesday evening,a group of 4 guys.They have seating outside though once the rain started it was necessary to move.The starters we ordered were quickly there and fairly good portions of ribs and wings.The mains of pork,beef and chicken were similarly generous which resulted in leftovers.The quality of food was very good,tasty and fresh and... More 

Thank Byron78
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64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

3 of us went to dinner here on evening. The food is amazing and the potions are huge. This is the best place in town to eat. If you visit Kisumu you owe it to yourself to come here and eat dinner.

Thank Joseph M
Nairobi, Kenya
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

This place makes you feel you are in CHINA the ambiance is fantastic, their service is good, food is made fresh and very authentic chines taste, price is fairly reasonable and the portions are big. A place not to be missed when in Kisumu city.

Thank Mayur N
Kisumu, Kenya
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2015

The menu has about what you'd guess for predictable Chinese food in a medium size town in Africa. But it is predictable, and it it's OK, and--on a wet and (relatively) cold Kisumu night--the Oriental is one of the few places in Kisumu that actually delivers. And in containers that don't spill all over. I do wish they had spicy... More 

Thank EAZG
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The wait staff aren't always great but the food is quite good. The food is definitely a 'toned-down' version of Chinese food, so don't come here looking for authentic dishes but in terms of eating in Kisumu, this is definitely one of the better lunch or dinner places to go.

Thank Katherine S
Carrollton, Texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Come up to the second floor of Al-Imran plaza, and you'll be treated to a nook of oriental cuisine in Kisumu. It's not the most authentic Chinese food, but then again you're in Kenya. The restaurant is like a stalwart in the middle of Kisumu - I'm not sure a single thing has changed about the place since I started... More 

Thank John S
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I don`t know if it is my soft spot for Chinese food but i could eat all my day`s meals at this restaurant.The staff are always available and prompt in preparing the meals too. I feel they however need to improve on their their restrooms though

Thank Ruth M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oginga Odinga Rd, Kisumu 40100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nyanza Province  >  Kisumu

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?